Why are Letter Grades Issued?

Arizona Revised Statues (ARS§ 15-241) requires the Arizona Department of Education, subject to final adoption by the State board. (SBE), to develop an annual profile for every public school in the state on an A through F scale website.  

The system measures year to year student academic growth, proficiency on English. Language arts, math, and science. It also includes the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school and that high school students are ready to succeed in a career or higher education and high school graduation rates.  

For more information on the A-F School accountability system, visit the Arizona State Board of Education